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Old 12-10-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
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Brewed this on December 14 of 2011. Kegged two weeks ago and just tapped.
The end result is a massive bomb of roasty, chocolaty, hoppy goodness at 19% abv. I dry hopped with a pound of Amarillo so I lost about a gallon, but 4 gallons of this stuff is going to last a while.
All in all it cost close to $250 but it is so worth it.
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5 gallon batch
2 packets wyeast Irish ale 2 gallon starter

18 lb Marris otter
1 lb Chocolate Malt
1 lb Flacked Barley
.75 lb Roasted Barley
.60 lb Crystal 60
.75 lb Special B malt
.5 lb Black patent
.5 lb Rye
.5 Wheat

60 min 2oz Columbus
2oz Nugget
55 min 1oz Nugget
50 min 1oz Nugget
45 min 1oz Columbus
1oz Nugget
10 min 1oz Amarillo
2 min 1oz Amarillo

added towared the end of the boil

.5 lb dark candi belgian sugar
4 tablespoons dark molasses

end result was a solid 1.16
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:12 AM   #2
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Brewed this on December 14 of 2012. Kegged two weeks ago and just tapped.
The end result is a massive bomb of roasty, chocolaty, hoppy goodness at 19% abv. I dry hopped with a pound of Amarillo so I lost about a gallon, but 4 gallons of this stuff is going to last a while.
All in all it cost close to $250 but it is so worth it.
Here's to time and patients and the rewards that they bring
You brewed this beer in the future? Can I borrow your time machine?
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December 14, 2011. There, typo corrected.

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Looks like a pretty intense beer. If I was willing to spend $250 on 4 gallons of beer, I might actually brew that. What made it cost so much? Did you have to buy a barrel to age it in or something?

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Yea I'm curious on the cost also since I see no where near 250 bucks worth of ingredients

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Come to think of it... I'm not sure why I priced it at 250. I was halfway through a snifter of it when I posted that

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